Moon Vessel Surreal Landscape Painting and Prints
I've been wanting to work with more symbolism in my paintings while still incorporating landscapes, so I've switched to painting surreal landscapes. I started with the moon, one of my favorite symbols and images to paint. Because Moon is associated with Elemental Water, I painted the ocean with a night sky as the background. Since this is also the first in a series of paintings of vessels, I put the moon in a bottle. The luna moth seemed like an obvious symbol to associate with moon in magic realism. The crab is an old Moon connection and is featured on the Moon tarot card. Some consider it to represent the dreaming self or ideas and images arising from the subconscious. Needless to say, the crab is the symbol of the zodiacal sign Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon. I chose the blue crab as my model because I liked its colors.
The original painting is acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24"/45 x 61cm with a 1.5"/4cm profile and can be hung framed or unframed. The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back.